Racing! McKinzie scores another big win on road to Kentucky Derby
Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we take some early steps on the road to the Kentucky Derby.
Before we get to McKinzie’s easy win in the Sham Stakes let’s go to one of newer features we’ve added.
We’re going to lead off today with another lesson in handicapping by Rob Henie of the WCHR (West Coast Handicapping Report) and the ECHR. The thinking is by breaking down a race a detail you can learn to handicap like the pros.
Today, Rob looks at the fifth race at Santa Anita. Take it away:
FIFTH RACE: This is a $12,500 non-winners of two lifetime event at 1 1/16 miles. This is the lowest level on the circuit for “winners,” a term we’ll use lightly with this type of group. Top selection is CLICKJAB (No. 5). Here’s an example of “free placement,” knowing they can spot at this low level, without much fear of being claimed. Let’s take a look. He’s a 7-year-old who’s run only 14 times, running only three times in 2015, five times in 2016, and only one time last year. Very few, if any, will want a horse who shows up with that type of regularity, thus trainer Mike Puype can drop to the bottom looking for a paycheck. There’s also some encouraging signs here, back in only seven weeks since that last race, telling us the health could be improving, and with good health comes the opportunity to run well. The five drills in between races are also encouraging, and though we’re not expecting a double-digit price (which the WCHR and ECHR are known for), there were some nice lessons here. SOUTHERN THUNDER (No. 7) comes off a maiden win, but so often the mentality of many handicappers with regard to these cheap non-winners of two events is just so backward, here’s what we mean: Horses coming off a maiden win are often given less credence than multiple losers at this level, who’ve already been defeated at this N2L level, many on multiple occasions. Think about that for a second. Why should a horse coming off a possible career catalyst maiden win where confidence was finally gained finishing down the lane in front of the others, be looked at in a more negative light than horses who already won their maiden event, and since, have shown nothing against other multiple losers since that maiden score? Remember, nobody has won a race outside of their maiden victory. A good effort off the immediate liking he showed for the two turns last time out, won’t surprise one bit.
Race Outlook: Not a good group, but at least a couple angles with this pair.
Win Contenders (order of preference): 5-7
X Out Runners (eliminating on the win end): 2,3
1 Empire Ruler - Plodding sort should appreciate this more methodical distance.
9 Moonlight Blue – Kent Desormeaux and Vladimir Cerin have been clicking often in recent weeks, but Vladimir appears to be throwing the white flag up with this guy right now. We’ll look to beat.
TOP PICK: CLICKJAB (#5 3-1 Conner)
SECOND CHOICE: SOUTHERN THUNDER (#7 12-1 Frey)
The West Coast Handicapping Report can be found at https://www.westcoasthorseracing.com It has been endorsed by leading trainers, handicappers and industry sources.
Who goofed? Part 2
The unfortunate posting of the wrong horse during the TVG telecast of the Eclipse nominees was cleared up and credit to the Eclipse Awards for owning up to it. This note from Keith Chamblin, chief operating officer of the NTRA and a member of the Eclipse Award steering committee, hit my inbox Saturday morning.
“I wanted to let you know that TVG was provided erroneous information by the Eclipse Awards. It was entirely our mistake and we sincerely apologize to the connections of Oscar Performance and to TVG. Thankfully, we were able to correct the mistake within minutes.”
And, for the record, Mike Joyce of TVG handled the on-air part of that correction as effortlessly and professionally as possible. Move along, nothing to see here.
Santa Anita review
Good day on Saturday, as it looks as if McKinze is the real deal for trainer Bob Baffert. The colt picks up 10 more Derby qualifying points, bringing him to 20. If you get to 30, you usually make the field.
It’s no surprise that Baffert is masterfully brining along this colt. He removed blinkers to relax the horse after a much tougher race in the Los Alamitos Futurity, a race he finished second but was placed first after Solomini was disqualified.
I know this is going to seem like a bait and switch, but for the best look at Saturday’s Sham Stakes, please check out the story by my colleague Mike Tierney. (just click right here).
Santa Anita preview
Not a bad card for a Sunday after two graded stakes on Saturday. But, let’s look at the sixth race. It’s 6 furlongs for $10,000 claimers that are 4 or older. But here’s the catch. It’s restricted to trainers with fewer than 20 horses in California. This is one of those boutique races that Santa Anita boss Tim Ritvo has asked to be written for the little guy.
The purse is only $18,000 but that’s $2,000 more than a non-restricted $12,500 claiming race in the fifth. There are 12 horses entered in the sixth. Wish they could all win.
OK, on to the feature. It’s the eighth race, the Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes over 7 furlongs for 3-year-old fillies. It’s a Kentucky Oaks points race, so it’s worth watching. Unique Bella, who is up for an Eclipse Award, won this race last year in her 3-year-old debut.
A Mark Casse shipper, Win The War, is the 5-2 favorite. She is undefeated in two tries, one on turf and one on synthetic. Well see how she likes the real stuff. Midnight Bisou is the second favorite at 3-1 after two second place finishes, the last by a nose in the Desi Arnaz at Del Mar. She gets her third new jockey, with Mike Smith taking over for Rafael Bejarano, who took over from Tiago Pereira. The filly is trained by Bill Spawr.
Big Races review
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Saturday.
Gulfstream: $100,000 Kitten’s Joy Stakes, 3 year olds, 7 ½ furlongs on the turf. Winner: Flameaway ($7.40 to win)
Gulfstream: $100,000 Ginger Brew Stakes, fillies 3 year olds, 7 ½ furlongs on the turf. Winner: Thewayiam ($13.00)
Gulfstream: $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile. Favorite: Mask ($4.80)
Santa Anita: Grade 3 $100,000 Sham Stakes, 3 year olds, 1 mile. Winner: McKinzie ($2.40).
Santa Anita: Grade 2 $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes, 4 and up, 1 1/8 miles on the turf. Winner: Itsinthepost ($6.60)
Big races preview
A look at graded stakes or races worth more $100,000 or more on Sunday. All times PST.
4:10 Santa Anita: Grade 2 $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes, 3 year olds, 7 furlongs. Favorite: Win The War (5-2)
Bob Ike SA play of the day
NINTH RACE No. 10 Red Livy (7-2)
Let's try to close out the abbreviated week with a winner as Red Livy has a good shot to take this field gate to wire. The Phil D'Amato-trained filly appears to be the quickest early, is drawn favorably outside and boasts two wins over the downhill course.
Saturday’s Result: Free Rose faded in mid-stretch to finish off the board.
Bob Ike is a Partner/VP of Horsebills.com and the proprietor of BobIkePicks.com (full-card picks, 3 Best Plays and betting strategy).
Ed Burgart LA play of the day
SECOND RACE: No. 6 Part Of My Heart (5-2)
She has been crying to run this longer distance, gets a comfortable outside post draw and should find a positive pace scenario to aid her late run. She missed the break two outs ago when rallying for second at 4 furlongs and had the rail draw in last third-place outing vs. a wire-to-wire winner. Speed rivals Sea Secret and Just A Gem figure to ensure a lively pace.
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And now the stars of the show, Saturday’s results and Sunday’s entries.
Santa Anita Charts Results for Saturday, January 6.
Copyright 2018 by Equibase Company. Reproduction prohibited. Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 7th day of a 59-day meet. Cloudy & Firm
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $23,000. Waiver Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000. Time 23.86 48.59 1:13.47 1:25.83 1:37.59
|6||Agent Nine T Nine||123||6||3||2–hd||2–hd||2–½||1–hd||4–1½||Pereira||37.90|
|5||Midnight Swinger||123||5||9||7–1||6–1||6–hd||6–1||5–1½||Van Dyke||1.00|
|$1 EXACTA (9-3)||$43.40|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (9-3-8-6)||$2,286.50|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (9-3-8-6-5)||Carryover $3,326|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (9-3-8)||$97.80|
Winner–Quinn Murphy Dbb.f.4 by Giant Oak out of Velvet Hammer, by Smart Strike. Bred by Millennium Farms (KY). Trainer: Dallas E. Keen. Owner: Collinsworth Thoroughbred Racing LLC. Mutuel Pool $238,637 Exacta Pool $156,202 Superfecta Pool $72,824 Super High Five Pool $4,358 Trifecta Pool $107,234. Claimed–Midnight Swinger by ERJ Racing LLC and Rothblum, Steve. Trainer: Doug O'Neill. Scratched–none.
QUINN MURPHY four wide into the first turn, settled outside a rival, came out into the stretch and again in upper stretch, rallied under left handed urging to the front in deep stretch and proved best. HOTSY DOTSY settled toward the inside, came out on the backstretch, went three deep leaving the second turn and five wide into the stretch and finished with interest to edge a rival late for the place. ROAD TEST four wide into the first turn, stalked three deep, came four wide into the stretch, bid four wide in the drive, drifted in, was between foes in deep stretch and held third. AGENT NINE T NINE stalked off the rail, bid three deep into the stretch then between foes, took a short lead, drifted in and fought back in deep stretch and was outfinished for the show. MIDNIGHT SWINGER a step slow to begin, went three deep into the first turn then tugged outside a rival on the backstretch, continued off the rail on the second turn, came out in the stretch and lacked the needed rally. TIZ ADORE saved ground stalking the pace, bid inside in the stretch and weakened late. LOVELY LINDA pulled her way to the early lead, set the pace inside, came off the rail into the stretch, was between horses nearing midstretch and weakened in the final furlong. MAJESTIC DIVA between horses early, angled in and chased inside, had the rider lose the whip leaving the second turn and did not rally. BLONDY'S REWARD three deep into the first turn, stalked outside a rival then between foes on the second turn, came out into the stretch and weakened.
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $8,000-$7,000. Time 23.93 48.20 1:13.05 1:39.04 1:45.85
|4||South Texas Lingo||123||4||6||5–hd||6–1||6–1½||3–1||1–¾||Desormeaux||3.60|
|3||Sense of Glory||121||3||4||2–2||1–hd||1–hd||4–3||4–5||Pena||7.80|
|8||Mimis Big Boy||121||8||8||7–½||7–½||7–½||7–4||7–2||Pedroza||34.90|
|4||SOUTH TEXAS LINGO||9.20||4.00||3.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (9-4)||$60.80|
|$1 EXACTA (4-2)||$17.70|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (4-2-7-3)||$924.80|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (4-2-7-3-6)||Carryover $6,287|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (4-2-7)||$68.55|
Winner–South Texas Lingo Dbb.g.5 by Oratory out of Shires Reflection, by El Prado (IRE). Bred by Ramona Seeligson Bass (TX). Trainer: Vladimir Cerin. Owner: Cerin, Vladimir and Slatin, James. Mutuel Pool $200,600 Daily Double Pool $58,025 Exacta Pool $121,131 Superfecta Pool $50,995 Super High Five Pool $3,879 Trifecta Pool $85,077. Scratched–none.
SOUTH TEXAS LINGO a bit washy at the gate, chased outside a rival, came out leaving the second turn and four wide into the stretch, bid under urging past the eighth pole, took a short lead in deep stretch and gamely prevailed. ROMAN TIZZY stalked a bit off the rail, split horses on the second turn, came out some in the stretch, bid between foes to take a short lead in midstretch, fought back inside the winner in the final furlong and went willingly to the end. JONNY'S CHOICE four wide into the first turn, bid three deep on the backstretch and into the second turn, took a short lead outside a rival approaching the stretch, battled a bit off the rail in midstretch and held third. SENSE OF GLORY prompted the pace outside a rival, took a short lead between horses on the backstretch, battled inside leaving the second turn and into the stretch and was outfinished for the show. TISDALE four wide into the first turn, chased outside, went three deep on the second turn and into the stretch and did not rally. TRIBAL JEWEL was sent to the early lead inside, dueled along the rail, dropped back on the second turn and weakened. MIMIS BIG BOY angled in and settled off the pace inside, came out into the stretch and did not rally. DREAM POLICE angled in and chased outside a rival, continued off the rail into the stretch and weakened.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Maiden Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $20,000. Time 22.95 45.98 1:11.18 1:24.34
|3||Is Trevor Clever||117||2||10||5–hd||8–1½||5–2||2–2¼||Roman||2.80|
|10||Path of Exile||122||9||7||3–hd||3–1||3–½||3–nk||Puglisi||9.10|
|4||Spend It||122||3||1||8–1||5–½||4–1||4–3¼||T Baze||9.50|
|3||IS TREVOR CLEVER||3.80||2.80|
|10||PATH OF EXILE||5.20|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (4-8)||$34.60|
|$1 EXACTA (8-3)||$9.20|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (8-3-10-4)||$180.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-3-10-4-7)||$595.90|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-3-10)||$26.80|
Winner–Psychedelicat Ch.c.4 by Tale of the Cat out of Delaplane Darlin, by Afleet Alex. Bred by Robert V. Dobson (KY). Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer. Owner: Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom). Mutuel Pool $322,310 Daily Double Pool $22,764 Exacta Pool $217,778 Superfecta Pool $101,782 Super High Five Pool $9,721 Trifecta Pool $149,324. Scratched–Spokane Eagle.
$1 Pick Three (9-4-8) paid $103.90. Pick Three Pool $71,371.
PSYCHEDELICAT stalked between horses, bid outside the pacesetter leaving the second turn, took the lead into the stretch and won clear under urging. IS TREVOR CLEVER bumped at the start, chased a bit off the rail then inside, came out into the stretch and was clearly second best. PATH OF EXILE close up stalking the pace three deep then off the rail leaving the turn and into the stretch and just held third. SPEND IT chased between horses then outside a rival leaving the turn, angled to the inside in midstretch and was edged for the show. CONFIRMED sped to the early lead and angled in, set the pace inside, dueled inside the winner leaving the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. SECOND GEAR chased four wide on the backstretch and most of the turn, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. ROYAL REBEL settled a bit off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn, continued along the rail in the stretch and also lacked a rally. ROYAL SEEKER bobbled some and bumped a rival at the start, saved ground stalking the pace and weakened in the drive. BELOVED HOLIDAY settled outside a rival, came out into the stretch and lacked a rally. MR. MATLOCK chased between horses then off the rail into the stretch and had little left for the drive.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. Fillies. 3 year olds. Time 23.04 47.10 1:11.03 1:36.10 1:47.78
|5||Ever So True||122||5||11||10–2½||10–2||9–1½||3–hd||2–nk||Prat||2.10|
|10||Temple Princess||122||9||7||5–hd||3–1½||3–1||2–½||5–1½||T Baze||15.50|
|6||End of Now||122||6||9||11||11||11||7–3||7–3¼||Smith||8.80|
|2||Roses and Candy||115||2||6||2–2||1–½||2–2||10–2½||11||Werner||123.60|
|5||EVER SO TRUE||3.20||2.60|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-1)||$18.80|
|$1 EXACTA (1-5)||$8.60|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (1-5-11-3)||$873.80|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (1-5-11-3-10)||Carryover $2,285|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (1-5-11)||$29.50|
|$2 CONSOLATION DOUBLE (8-8)||$4.20|
Winner–Paved Dbb.f.3 by Quality Road out of Sirmione, by Cozzene. Bred by St. George Farm, LLC (KY). Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy. Owner: Ciaglia Racing LLC and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. Mutuel Pool $474,080 Daily Double Pool $39,736 Exacta Pool $314,000 Superfecta Pool $148,503 Super High Five Pool $2,993 Trifecta Pool $213,023. Scratched–Lady Lemon Drop, Super Good. DQ–#12 Rancor–finished 6th, disqualified, placed 11th.
$1 Pick Three (4-8-1) paid $67.70. Pick Three Pool $32,409. $1 Consolation Pick Three (4-8-8) paid $21.10.
PAVED stalked the pace inside, came out on the second turn, bid three deep into the stretch to take the lead, kicked clear under left handed urging and drifted in and proved best. EVER SO TRUE squeezed at the start when bumped, settled a bit off the rail then inside, came out into the stretch, split horses in midstretch and edged a rival for the place. PACIFIC STRIKE angled in and chased outside a rival, split horses on the backstretch, came three deep into the stretch and was edged for second. CURLIN'S JOURNEY broke out and bumped a rival, saved ground chasing the pace to the stretch, came out some in the stretch and bested the others. TEMPLE PRINCESS angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, came out into the stretch, split horses in midstretch and lacked the needed rally. RANCOR pulled to the early lead and angled in, came in entering the first turn, dueled inside, kicked clear on the second turn but weakened in the drive. END OF NOW bumped at the break, settled a bit off the rail, went outside a rival into the stretch and did not rally. DR. ANN forced far wide into the first turn, angled in four wide on the backstretch then outside a rival into the second turn and lacked a rally. CONFORMATION squeezed at the start, was forced well wide into the first turn, angled in and chased outside a rival, found the inside on the second turn and was not a threat. LINE DRIVE angled in and chased outside a rival, came out on the second turn and four wide into the stretch and lacked a further response. ROSES AND CANDY pulled along the inside to press the pace, steadied and came out off heels into the first turn, dueled outside a rival, dropped back on the second turn, drifted out into the stretch and gave way. Following a stewards' inquiry, RANCOR was disqualified and placed eleventh for interference into the first turn.
1 Mile. Purse: $100,000. 'Sham Stakes'. 3 year olds. Time 23.69 47.73 1:12.17 1:24.22 1:36.58
|3||All Out Blitz||120||3||2||1–1||1–1||1–½||2–3||2–4||T Baze||14.90|
|1||My Boy Jack||120||1||3||3–½||3–hd||4–2||4–5||3–nk||Desormeaux||6.90|
|2||Here Is Happy||120||2||4||6||6||6||6||6||Talamo||46.90|
|3||ALL OUT BLITZ||7.20||3.80|
|1||MY BOY JACK||2.80|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (1-6)||$8.60|
|$1 EXACTA (6-3)||$7.10|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (6-3-1-5)||$31.60|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (6-3-1)||$12.30|
Winner–McKinzie B.c.3 by Street Sense out of Runway Model, by Petionville. Bred by Summer Wind Farm (KY). Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul. Mutuel Pool $473,466 Daily Double Pool $66,570 Exacta Pool $178,760 Superfecta Pool $88,905 Trifecta Pool $133,436. Scratched–Mourinho.
$1 Pick Three (8-1-6) paid $15.50. Pick Three Pool $97,299. $1 Consolation Pick Three (8-8-6) paid $4.00. 50-Cent Pick Four (4-1/8-1-4/6) 4410 tickets with 4 correct paid $41.00. Pick Four Pool $237,145. 50-Cent Pick Five (9-4-1/8-1-4/6) 1271 tickets with 5 correct paid $415.55. Pick Five Pool $614,431.
MCKINZIE stalked three deep, bid outside the runner-up leaving the second turn, came in a bit while taking the lead into the stretch, drifted in and drew clear under a left handed tap of the whip and a moderate hand ride then a hold late. ALL OUT BLITZ sent to the early lead and angled in, set the pace inside, fought back leaving the second turn, came out a bit into the stretch, angled off the rail past midstretch, could not match the winner in the final furlong but was clearly second best. MY BOY JACK pulled and saved ground stalking the pace, came out leaving the second turn and three wide into the stretch and edged a rival for the show. SHIVERMETIMBERS stalked between horses then a bit off the rail leaving the second turn, steadied in tight off heels into the stretch, angled in and was edged for third. CITY PLAN pulled and angled in outside a rival then stalked a bit off the rail to the stretch and weakened. HERE IS HAPPY dropped back along the inside and saved ground off the pace, continued inside into the stretch and failed to menace.
5½ Furlongs. Purse: $29,000. Maiden Claiming. Fillies. 3 year olds. Claiming Prices $50,000-$40,000. Time 21.96 46.40 59.21 1:05.83
|4||Smooth and Savvy||122||4||6||1–hd||1–hd||1–1½||3–½||T Baze||8.00|
|3||Dee Way to Go||122||3||3||2–1½||2–1||5–1½||8–5||Gonzalez||12.90|
|9||Tiz Simply Awesome||120||9||2||9–2||8–1||9–3||9–8½||Franco||67.20|
|4||SMOOTH AND SAVVY||5.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (6-8)||$21.20|
|$1 EXACTA (8-5)||$23.30|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (8-5-4-6)||$1,035.60|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-5-4-6-1)||$5,923.50|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-5-4)||$84.70|
Winner–Sapphire Kid Dbb.f.3 by Richard's Kid out of Sensitive Soul, by Bernstein. Bred by Dahlberg Farms LLC (CA). Trainer: Rafael Becerra. Owner: Rockingham Ranch. Mutuel Pool $351,333 Daily Double Pool $27,523 Exacta Pool $230,580 Superfecta Pool $116,652 Super High Five Pool $4,768 Trifecta Pool $162,447. Scratched–Karmic Affinity.
$1 Pick Three (1-6-8) paid $36.20. Pick Three Pool $99,495.
SAPPHIRE KID chased between rivals, came three wide into the stretch, rallied under urging to the front in deep stretch and proved best. IMPECUNIOUS stalked off the rail, drifted five wide into the stretch, continued to drift out in midstretch and gained the place. SMOOTH AND SAVVY dueled outside a rival, inched away toward the inside in the stretch and held third. WHATYOUCISWHATUGET chased a bit off the rail then between foes leaving the backstretch, came three deep into the stretch and was edged for the show. WHACKED broke a bit slowly, stalked inside, came out into the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. SUPER PATRIOT stalked outside then three deep, came four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. MY CLAW settled outside then off the rail, angled to the inside on the turn and could not offer the necessary late kick. DEE WAY TO GO had good early speed and angled in, dueled inside, fought back on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. TIZ SIMPLY AWESOME chased outside then four wide leaving the backstretch and three deep on the turn and weakened. DIXIE LASSIE saved ground chasing the pace to the stretch and gave way.
1 1/8 Mile Turf. Purse: $200,000. 'San Gabriel Stakes'. 4 year olds and up. Time 23.81 48.08 1:11.86 1:35.96 1:47.59
|4||Win the Space||120||4||9||9–4||9–1½||8–½||7–hd||8–3½||Bejarano||23.90|
|3||Top of the Game||120||3||2||3–hd||3–hd||3–hd||10||10||Desormeaux||11.30|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-8)||$64.60|
|$1 EXACTA (8-1)||$17.90|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (8-1-2-10)||$3,133.50|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-1-2-10-6)||Carryover $4,438|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-1-2)||$80.55|
Winner–Itsinthepost (FR) B.g.6 by American Post (GB) out of Sakkara Star (IRE), by Mozart (IRE). Bred by Julien Leaunes (FR). Trainer: Jeff Mullins. Owner: Red Baron's Barn LLC. Mutuel Pool $507,587 Daily Double Pool $52,815 Exacta Pool $273,188 Superfecta Pool $125,875 Super High Five Pool $5,815 Trifecta Pool $181,889. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (6-8-8) paid $32.10. Pick Three Pool $72,403.
ITSINTHEPOST (FR) stalked outside a rival then three deep on the second turn, bid outside the pacesetter into the stretch, gained the lead, inched away under urging and held gamely. FLAMBOYANT (FR) settled off the pace inside, went between horses into and on the second turn and three wide into the stretch and gained the place. EDITORE (BRZ) saved ground stalking the pace, waited some leaving the second turn then slipped through inside, steadied in tight along the rail nearing midstretch then got through on the fence and finished willingly. SMOKEY IMAGE broke outward, pulled to the early lead and angled in, set the pace a bit off the rail, found the inside leaving the second turn, came a bit off the fence in the stretch, drifted in a bit in midstretch and was edged for the show. ISOTHERM chased outside a rival, went three deep leaving the second turn and into the stretch and was outfinished for a minor award. FREE ROSE angled in and stalked a bit off the rail then inside, bid inside the pacesetter midway on the backstretch, tracked again into and on the second turn, came out into the stretch, was between foes in midstretch and lacked the needed late kick. HE WILL chased outside then three deep into and on the second turn, continued four wide leaving that turn and into the stretch and did not rally. WIN THE SPACE angled in and saved ground chasing the pace, continued inside into the stretch and could not offer the necessary response. TEQUILA JOE stalked a bit off the rail then between horses on the second turn, came three wide into the stretch and did not rally. TOP OF THE GAME stalked the pace a bit off the rail then between horses into and on the second turn and also weakened.
7 Furlongs. Purse: $22,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $16,000. Time 22.67 45.75 1:11.30 1:24.84
|3||Velvet Jones||121||3||4||8–2||7–hd||5–½||3–nk||T Baze||7.50|
|1||Kiss My Lulu||121||1||3||2–hd||1–hd||8–4||9||Franco||4.00|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-8)||$24.20|
|$1 EXACTA (8-9)||$12.60|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (8-9-3-6)||$829.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (8-9-3-6-4)||$3,186.50|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (8-9-3)||$34.85|
Winner–Pica Ch.m.8 by Consolidator out of Identify, by Halo. Bred by Stone Farm (KY). Trainer: Eddie Truman. Owner: Roper, James L. and Ilene A.. Mutuel Pool $321,862 Daily Double Pool $39,880 Exacta Pool $186,183 Superfecta Pool $92,562 Super High Five Pool $19,238 Trifecta Pool $127,429. Claimed–Devil's Beauty by David Jacobson. Trainer: David Jacobson. Scratched–none.
$1 Pick Three (8-8-8) paid $98.00. Pick Three Pool $65,800.
PICA had speed four wide then dueled three deep, took the lead in upper stretch, inched away in midstretch and held gamely under urging. DEVIL'S BEAUTY stalked outside then four wide leaving the turn and into the stretch and finished willingly. VELVET JONES saved ground stalking the pace, came out between foes through the final furlong and was edged for the place. TIZ DELITEFUL had speed between foes then stalked off the rail, came out in the drive, continued between foes and was edged for third. SCATHING chased outside, went four wide into and on the turn and five wide into the stretch and was edged for a minor award. SEA MYRTLE settled a bit off the rail, went between rivals into and on the turn, came three deep into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. PASCHALITSA had good early speed and dueled between foes, fought back on the turn and into the stretch and weakened in the final furlong. DRAGON FLOWER chased between horses, dropped back and angled in some leaving the turn and weakened. KISS MY LULU broke out a bit, went up inside to duel for the lead, put a head in front leaving the backstretch, fought back on the turn and weakened in the stretch.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $56,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $40,000. Time 21.66 44.00 1:07.13 1:13.22
|1||A Little Bit Me||124||1||3||3–hd||1–½||1–½||4–½||Frey||23.70|
|12||Salten Sapity||122||12||4||8–1||9–hd||10–1||8–¾||T Baze||11.40|
|7||Phantom Proton||122||7||8||12||11–2½||12||9–½||Van Dyke||10.90|
|8||C. C. Zipp||122||8||6||2–hd||3–1½||4–1½||11–3||Bejarano||6.60|
|9||SIBERIAN IRIS (IRE)||8.80||5.40|
|$2 DAILY DOUBLE (8-10)||$26.80|
|$1 EXACTA (10-9)||$21.90|
|$1 SUPERFECTA (10-9-4-1)||$1,851.90|
|$1 SUPER HIGH FIVE (10-9-4-1-6)||$6,654.60|
|50-CENT TRIFECTA (10-9-4)||$69.65|
Winner–Instant Reflex Dbb.f.4 by Quality Road out of Without Delay, by Seeking the Gold. Bred by Fred W. Hertrich III & John D. Fielding (KY). Trainer: James M. Cassidy. Owner: D P Racing. Mutuel Pool $452,880 Daily Double Pool $135,029 Exacta Pool $286,641 Superfecta Pool $158,292 Super High Five Pool $15,782 Trifecta Pool $214,340. Scratched–Mongolian Shopper, Tweeting.
$1 Pick Six Jackpot (1-4/6-8-8-8-10/13/14) . Pick Six Jackpot Carryover $193,956. $1 Pick Three (8-8-10) paid $32.90. Pick Three Pool $195,154. 50-Cent Pick Four (8-8-8-10/13/14) 4741 tickets with 4 correct paid $145.90. Pick Four Pool $906,514. 50-Cent Pick Five (4/6-8-8-8-10/13/14) 1452 tickets with 5 correct paid $176.15. Pick Five Pool $335,147. $2 Pick Six (1-4/6-8-8-8-10/13/14) 2364 tickets with 5 out of 6 paid $18.80. $2 Pick Six (1-4/6-8-8-8-10/13/14) 155 tickets with 6 correct paid $1,795.20. Pick Six Pool $389,387.
INSTANT REFLEX stalked outside then off the rail, came four wide into the stretch, bid outside foes in the stretch, gained the lead past midstretch, drifted in, inched clear and held under urging. SIBERIAN IRIS (IRE) settled between horses then a bit off the rail, came out in upper stretch and closed willingly. BEAU SQUARE chased between rivals early then just off the rail, came out crossing the dirt and into the stretch and finished with interest between horses. A LITTLE BIT ME had good early speed and dueled inside, inched away into the stretch, came a bit off the fence in the drive and was outfinished for a minor share. CASH PRIZE dueled between horses then stalked a bit off the rail, continued inside leaving the hill, bid again between horses in the stretch and was outfinished. ROOMS chased outside then three deep leaving the hill and four wide into the stretch and could not quite summon the needed late kick. CYNTHIANA chased a bit off the rail then inside, came out in the stretch and continued between horses in the final furlong. SALTEN SAPITY settled outside then alongside a rival to the stretch, also went between horses in the final furlong and could not quite offer the necessary response. PHANTOM PROTON settled outside then three deep on the hill and four wide into the stretch and lacked the needed rally. LADY ESPIONAGE between horses early, chased a bit off the rail then inside to the stretch and also lacked the necessary late kick. C. C. ZIPP had speed to duel four wide then three deep leaving the hill and weakened in the final furlong. LITERARY CRITIC dueled between horses down the hill, dropped back in the stretch and weakened. Rail on hill at zero.
|Out of State||N/A||$9,049,106|
Santa Anita Entries for Sunday, January 7.
Santa Anita, Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California. 8th day of a 59-day meet.
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $54,000. Maiden Special Weight. 3 year olds.
|1||Jungle Warfare||Mike Smith||122||Jerry Hollendorfer||3-1|
|2||Pointed||Matt Garcia||122||Marsha D. Schwizer||8-1|
|3||Liberal Lunacy||Tyler Conner||122||John W. Sadler||15-1|
|4||Ready Eddie||Mario Gutierrez||122||Doug F. O'Neill||15-1|
|5||Eskimo Roses||Geovanni Franco||122||Mick Ruis||5-2|
|6||Colosi||Joseph Talamo||122||Mark Glatt||12-1|
|7||Knight Disruptor||Evin Roman||117||Neil D. Drysdale||10-1|
|8||Rockaway||Kyle Frey||122||Doug F. O'Neill||20-1|
|9||Impetu||Flavien Prat||122||Michael W. McCarthy||6-1|
|10||Real Quick||Kent Desormeaux||122||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||20-1|
|11||Scrambled||Tiago Pereira||122||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $56,000. Allowance. 4 year olds and up. State bred.
|1||Miracle March||Rajiv Maragh||122||John W. Sadler||8-1|
|2||Tony Blackjack||Joseph Talamo||122||Philip D'Amato||5-1|
|3||Hardcore Troubador||Ruben Fuentes||122||Edward R. Freeman||5-2|
|4||Black Tie 'n Tails||Stewart Elliott||120||Peter Miller||8-1|
|5||Executive Cat||Evin Roman||115||Mark Glatt||4-1|
|6||Amodei||Geovanni Franco||120||Mick Ruis||15-1|
|7||Swiss Minister||Brayan Pena||122||Genaro Vallejo||6-1|
|8||Bolster||Flavien Prat||120||Leonard Powell||7-2|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $33,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $32,000-$28,000.
|1||Distinctive B||Evin Roman||116||Peter Miller||9-5||32,000|
|2||Magic Taste||Tiago Pereira||121||Marcelo Polanco||15-1||32,000|
|3||Papa Turf||Joseph Talamo||121||Brian J. Koriner||4-1||32,000|
|4||Marriedtothemusic||Stewart Elliott||121||David Jacobson||3-1||32,000|
|5||Tough But Nice||Geovanni Franco||121||Hector O. Palma||6-1||32,000|
|6||New Karma||Tyler Conner||121||Jerry Hollendorfer||6-1||32,000|
|7||Boy Howdy||Martin Pedroza||121||William Spawr||6-1||32,000|
1 Mile Turf. Purse: $58,000. Allowance Optional Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $62,500.
|1||Beautiful Becca||Mario Gutierrez||120||Jerry Hollendorfer||15-1|
|2||Blame It On Alphie||Mike Smith||122||Richard E. Mandella||6-1|
|3||Moonless Sky||Kent Desormeaux||124||Eddie Truman||7-2|
|4||Fizzy Friday||Flavien Prat||120||Philip D'Amato||6-1|
|5||Arch of Troy||Stewart Elliott||120||Mark D. Tsagalakis||12-1|
|6||Starlite Style||Geovanni Franco||124||Hector O. Palma||20-1|
|7||Princess Princess||Tyler Conner||122||Richard Baltas||10-1|
|8||Meadowsweet||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Simon Callaghan||6-1|
|9||Cordiality||Tyler Baze||120||Mark Glatt||6-1|
|10||Sweet Charity||Rafael Bejarano||122||John W. Sadler||4-1|
|11||Domestic Vintage||Kyle Frey||122||Neil D. Drysdale||20-1|
|12||Betty Draper||Tiago Pereira||120||James M. Cassidy||15-1|
|13||Do the Dance||Evin Roman||119||Gary Sherlock||10-1||62,500|
1 1/16 Mile. Purse: $16,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $12,500.
|1||Empire Ruler||Evin Roman||119||Blake R. Heap||12-1||12,500|
|2||Lucky Patrick||Geovanni Franco||124||Jorge Gutierrez||30-1||12,500|
|3||Proud of Our Kids||Martin Pedroza||124||Eddie Truman||15-1||12,500|
|4||Orejas||Laura Werner||117||Richard Baltas||4-1||12,500|
|5||Clickjab||Tyler Conner||124||Mike Puype||3-1||12,500|
|6||Run Like Rhett||Tyler Baze||124||Blake R. Heap||5-2||12,500|
|7||Southern Thunder||Kyle Frey||124||Jeff Mullins||12-1||12,500|
|8||Alpha Uno||Saul Arias||124||Gerard Piccioni||30-1||12,500|
|9||Moonlight Blue||Kent Desormeaux||124||Vladimir Cerin||6-1||12,500|
|10||Roosevelt||Tiago Pereira||124||David Bernstein||6-1||12,500|
6 Furlongs. Purse: $18,000. Claiming. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $10,000.
|1||Private Prospect||Rajiv Maragh||121||Paulo H. Lobo||12-1||10,000|
|2||Cherokee Dynasty||Austin Solis||121||Jose Antonio Moreno||10-1||10,000|
|3||Dutt Bart||Edgar Orozco||121||Jesus Nunez||20-1||10,000|
|4||Rim Ditch||Cesar Franco||114||Victor Fernandez||12-1||10,000|
|5||Lewys Vaporizer||Kent Desormeaux||121||David Jacobson||5-2||10,000|
|6||Winning Causeway||Evin Roman||116||Genaro Vallejo||6-1||10,000|
|7||Old Man Lake||Brayan Pena||121||Rafael Becerra||6-1||10,000|
|8||Overcomer||Tiago Pereira||121||Charles S. Treece||12-1||10,000|
|9||Chin Tu||Alonso Quinonez||121||Antonio Garcia||50-1||10,000|
|10||Airfoil||Alex Jimenez||121||Justin B. Clark||3-1||10,000|
|11||Proud Zoning||Juan Ochoa||121||Sal Gonzalez||50-1||10,000|
|12||Indavidualist||Matt Garcia||121||Gary Stute||8-1||10,000|
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $43,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Prices $50,000-$45,000.
|1||Girl Downstairs||Joseph Talamo||121||Peter Eurton||5-1||50,000|
|2||Mongolian Shopper||Flavien Prat||121||Enebish Ganbat||6-1||50,000|
|3||Saida||Martin Pedroza||121||Jack Carava||20-1||50,000|
|4||Carrie||Cesar Franco||112||Charles R. Stutts||50-1||45,000|
|5||Snow Cloud||Drayden Van Dyke||121||James M. Cassidy||4-1||50,000|
|6||Allsquare||Tiago Pereira||119||Philip D'Amato||8-1||45,000|
|7||Peach Cove||Evin Roman||114||John W. Sadler||9-2||45,000|
|8||Scattagirl||Kent Desormeaux||119||Leonard Powell||8-1||45,000|
|9||An Unusual Group||Rafael Bejarano||121||Steven Miyadi||6-1||50,000|
|10||Demigoddess||Modesto Linares||121||Charles R. Stutts||30-1||50,000|
|11||Del Mar Ann||Corey Nakatani||121||Richard Baltas||5-1||50,000|
7 Furlongs. Purse: $200,000. 'Santa Ynez Stakes'. Fillies. 3 year olds.
|1||Artistic Diva||Victor Espinoza||120||John W. Sadler||6-1|
|2||Steph Being Steph||Stewart Elliott||120||Brian J. Koriner||15-1|
|3||Streetwithnoname||Joseph Talamo||120||Eoin G. Harty||20-1|
|4||Allianna||Kent Desormeaux||120||Peter Miller||6-1|
|5||War Heroine||Flavien Prat||120||Peter Miller||4-1|
|6||Yesterday's News||Mario Gutierrez||120||Simon Callaghan||8-1|
|7||Win the War||Tyler Gaffalione||120||Mark E. Casse||5-2|
|8||Midnight Bisou||Mike Smith||120||William Spawr||3-1|
|9||Just a Smidge||Drayden Van Dyke||120||Bob Baffert||15-1|
About 6½ Furlongs Turf. Purse: $30,000. Claiming. Fillies and Mares. 4 year olds and up. Claiming Price $25,000.
|1||Lookinforadanger||Tyler Conner||121||George Papaprodromou||15-1||25,000|
|2||Rosie My Rosie||Tiago Pereira||121||Robert B. Hess, Jr.||8-1||25,000|
|3||Sturdy One||Martin Pedroza||121||Ian Kruljac||5-1||25,000|
|4||Joyable||Stewart Elliott||121||Dallas E. Keen||20-1||25,000|
|5||Summertimemischief||Brayan Pena||121||Kathy Walsh||15-1||25,000|
|6||Not too Shiny||Rajiv Maragh||121||Jack Carava||10-1||25,000|
|7||Comealongwithme||Drayden Van Dyke||121||Neil French||15-1||25,000|
|8||Dissension||Kent Desormeaux||121||Peter Miller||4-1||25,000|
|9||Liar's Smoker||Corey Nakatani||121||Jerry Hollendorfer||6-1||25,000|
|10||Red Livy||Tyler Baze||121||Philip D'Amato||7-2||25,000|
|11||Fruity||Evin Roman||116||Mark Glatt||6-1||25,000|
|12||Gemini Journey||Santiago Gonzalez||121||William Spawr||8-1||25,000|
|13||Miss Boom Boom||Rafael Bejarano||121||Doug F. O'Neill||9-2||25,000|
|14||Kennedie Sky||Brayan Pena||121||Rafael DeLeon||20-1||25,000|
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